For the first time Cub Scouts will be accepting both boy & girl Kindergartners into the Pack! Lions is the Kindergarten program that both boys and girls will be a part of. Lion is a family-oriented program. A youth and his parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together. A group of six to eight boys or girls and their adult partners meet together in a group called a den. Dens will meet approximately once or twice per month. They have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together.
The Lion program encourages boys and girls to learn and explore through hands-on, high-energy activities. Adult partners take turns leading a den meeting or outing during the year. Most meetings last approximately 45 minutes to an hour; outings are slightly longer. Boys and girls are recognized for their accomplishments as they work toward the Lion badge. The Lion badge is earned by completing five adventures. Adventures are completed during the den meetings and outings. When an adventure is completed, the youth receives a belt loop to wear.
Pack 50 is also accepting new Tigers (1st graders), Wolves (2nd graders), Bears (3rd graders), and Webelos (4th and 5th graders). Each den spends the greater part of a year working towards their rank badges which they typically receive in May/June. Each den meets about twice a month (once a month for Lions) on the 1st and 3rd Monday (unless schools are closed for holidays, weather, or vacation). Meetings start at 6:30 and last until 7:30 or 8:00 (depending on the content of the meeting and the age of the boys) We ask that one parent of each scout stay with him for the pack meetings. All of the dens along with their families come together once a month (on the 3rd Friday) for a Pack meeting. At Pack meetings the boys receive recognition/awards, do short activities/skits together, and announcements are made. All of the meeting are here at St. John’s in the Ed. building or downstairs in the Sunday School classrooms.
Throughout the year we have outings that include the whole family of each scout. In the past we have gone: bowling, visited Stokoe Farms, Mendon Ponds Park, Rochester Amerks hockey games, Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse games, Roseland Water Park, Rochester Red Wings baseball games, Lollipop Farm, and had sleepovers at the Buffalo Naval Ship Museum, Niagara Aquarium, Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester airport, Fort Niagara, Rochester Museum & Science Center.
Please contact Nicky Kirsch at (585)269-8971 or Pack50Mom@gmail.com with any questions or to learn more! Thank you!